THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 3 Revere Beach and Short Beach among top water quality beaches in the region By Alexis Mikulski S ave the Harbor/Save the Bay, an organization founded out of Boston, released its annual water quality report card on Memorial Day. This report card features good news for Revere residents. Revere Beach and Short Beach are on the list of beaches that have gone up in water quality since 2017. Revere Beach has a six-year average of 97% clean water quality, while Short Beach has a six-year average of 91% clean water quality. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, despite the record rainfall last year, 13 of the 15 metropolitan beaches scored over 90%, with seven achieving perfect scores of 100%. For all of the beaches combined, overall water quality was up from 95% in 2017. Revere Beach was the first public beach established in the United States. Located just north of Boston, it features paved walkways, numerous surrounding restaurants and easy access from downtown Boston via the MBTA. Short Beach speaks to its name and is a much smaller beach located south of Revere Beach. It was voted one of the best Boston beaches by Boston Magazine and is known for its serenity, sandcastle building and swimming. Both Revere Beach and Short Beach are open to the public from Dawn to Dusk. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay was first established in 1986 by an attorney who had a dream of a clean Boston Harbor. Since its start, the organization successfully advocated for the completion of the Boston Harbor Cleanup, leads and manages the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and strengthens Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and beach communities. Their website states, “Today we are the region’s leading voice for clean water and continued public investment in Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches, the Boston Harbor Islands and serve as the Boston Harbor Connection for a generation of young people and their families.” The Director of Strategy and Communications for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, E. Bruce Berman, Jr., said, “Save the Harbor believes that sound science and good data are critical to the success of the Boston Harbor cleanup. Our annual Metropolitan Beaches Water Quality Report Card gives the public important information they need to make informed decisions about where and when it is safe to swim on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket.” Save the Harbor/Save the Bay emphasizes the importance of making smart decisions about where to swim, especially as the summer draws near. They urge the public to use common sense, as well as the report included in this article, as tools to make an informative and safe choice. Lawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo Biker’s Outfitter 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 www.bikersoutfitter.com WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! Dealer

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